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Mets Off-Season Radar: Catcher James McCann

After the pretty brutal 2020 season Wilson RamosIf Mets competes in 2021, it is clear that they will need to upgrade in the catcher position.

Almost everyone’s best choice is all-star JT Real Mute (Of course), Starbucks services are definitely overpriced.

And it may not be wise to spend most of it in one position, as there are other intense needs that need to be addressed this winter as well.

This doesn’t mean that Mets shouldn’t sign a real mute with other top free agents where they need it, but for discussion, look at another option behind the dish in 2021. To go.

One player who could be an upgrade in 2021 is the White Sox catcher. James McCann..

After the 2019 All-Star season, McCann continued another solid offensive performance in 2020.

In just 31 games, McCann recorded .289 and .360 OBP with seven home runs and slugging percentage with .536 and .896 OPS.

Defensively, McCann had another great year with a .985 fielding percentage, abandoning 33% of potential base stealers in 2020.

When it comes to player comparisons, Realmuto clearly outperforms the two, but there are other factors to consider, such as age and contract duration.

Neither player is helping his age to become a free agent (Realmuto is heading for the 30-year-old season and McCann is 31 years old). This is especially true for Realmutos, which is looking for a longer-term type of transaction.

If Mets is more focused on filling many of the holes in their roster with quality free agents, then in a more team-friendly deal (less years and money) while getting the production they are. Bringing players like McCann is looking behind the plate that may benefit them.

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Hopefully new ownership will be introduced soon and the future focus will be to bring in the best players available in each position, not years / dollars, but Mets will go another route. If selected, there are other viable options outside the Phillies Catcher.